Effective Sept. 1, Real Estate Services will move from the Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability to the Office of Finance and Business Strategy. Rebecca Fell remains executive director of Real Estate Services and will now report to Derek Silva, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Strategy​. This move helps align the services provided by RES with other strategic business functions on our campus.

Real Estate Services (RES) is responsible for managing 13 properties located on the main and east campuses. The Research Building System has approximately 1,191,273 gross square feet of building space, which is typically leased to University, governmental, not-for-profit, and private affiliated research organizations. We also own and manage six student rental units in the Grandview Terrace neighborhood adjacent to main campus. 

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Strategy, RES follows University policies and procedures and provides oversight for state leases and other real estate contracts. This process includes statutory approval of all leases; coordination with the state’s contracted real estate brokers; and maintaining the inventory of University-owned and leased property.

While leasing and property management are the largest day-to-day responsibilities of RES, other areas of real estate activities area also include real estate acquisitions, strategic planning, and negotiation and execution of rights-of-way and easements, etc.

The RES management team is on site and ready to serve you. Our goal is to deliver quality management services and to develop a mutually rewarding relationship with our customers. We hope to accomplish this by interfacing with you on a regular basis to ensure that your specific needs are satisfied.

Services include:

  • Leasing of Facilities
  • Property Management
  • Acquisition of Facilities
  • Capital Renewal & Replacement
  • Long-Term Planning
  • Land and Building Acquisition
  • Assisting University departments in their search for, and use, of property off-campus.
  • Administering contracts for the use of space at the University of Colorado Boulder, including those for:
    • Land
    • Buildings
    • Ground leases
    • Office, laboratory, and  clinic space
    • Storage/warehouse space
    • Antenna, satellite dish, and tower agreements
    • Coffee/Café Satellites

For all real estate leases, your first point of contact should be Real Estate Services who will coordinate with Broker, Counsel, and Risk Management, to obtain necessary signatures and return the documents to you. Please see our RES Fact Sheet for more information about CU Boulder's Real Estate Services Department.